Help Me Out…

At this point, I’ve written almost 1,100 posts in recent years with at least 700 days in a row of posting without missing a beat. When one is dealing with a broad range of topics covering martial arts, the Buddha Dharma, Diabetes and health & fitness, it can take quite a before we get caught with one’s proverbial pants down and run out of material to write about. Unfortunately, it does happen and even if I occasionally try to switch it up by posting something light and easy, there are times when the ideas don’t flow quite as freely as I would like them to. Such is life. I’m sure there are still tons of ideas I could post about, they simply aren’t coming to me. That’s where y’all come in…

I know that some of you are pretty frequent readers. I know this by virtue of some of the likes and comments I receive and I appreciate each and every one of you who take the time to read the material I write and take the time to acknowledge it. In that spirit, I’d like to hear from you. The following is an easy, one-click poll to help me gear my posts towards what you, my readers, would like to hear more about. This will help me gear my mind towards what i should be focusing on. After three years of blogging, I think it’s time for this step.

I’d also like to point out that I would more than welcome some guest writers. Collaboration is the spice of life and I think there are a number of martial arts practitioners, students of the Buddha Dharma and Diabetics out there who could share their valuable knowledge and experience with my readers. If this is you, then I would invite you to reach out to me in the comments section with your email address and we could get to work on writing something together! I’m starting to place a comment button right in my posts now, so getting a hold of me has never been easier. I WANT to hear from you.

Even the best writers in the world will often experience blocks and if I’m being entirely honest, I’m far from the best so I could use some help. Let me know your thoughts, either in the comments sections, through the comment button or through my feedback forum. I have no plans or intentions of ever shutting down my blog and I would certainly love to continue posting on the daily. So don’t hesitate to share some thoughts, wants and feelings. I’ll always give credit where credit is due and I would love a fresh perspective. ☯️

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Shawn

I am a practitioner of the martial arts and student of the Buddhist faith. I have been a Type 1 Diabetic since I was 4 years old and have been fighting the uphill battle it includes ever since. I enjoy fitness and health and looking for new ways to improve both, as well as examining the many questions of life. Although I have no formal medical training, I have amassed a wealth of knowledge regarding health, Diabetes, martial arts as well as Buddhism and philosophy. My goal is to share this information with the world, and perhaps provide some sarcastic humour along the way. Welcome!

6 thoughts on “Help Me Out…”

  1. What I like about your blog is your reflections on both physical exercise and Buddhist practice being challenges that can be conquered with ‘the right mindset’. I once stayed in a Buddhist temple in South Korea where I practiced the ancient martial arts Seonmudo. The valuable insights I got there come from that connection of meditative contemplation and serious training challenge. Do you think we can co-write a piece on that theme? (but I should warn you, I am not a native English speaker/writer and might puzzle you with my German English…)

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    1. I would love to work on a collaboration with you! Since you reference South Korea, I want to assume the martial art of Sunmudo. I’ve never written about this art before so if you’re serious, may I suggest you contact me through my contact page and we could discuss how we could make it happen! Talk to you soon.

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  2. Why am I the only one that these Crowdsignal polls never work for when I write posts? LOL

    Personally I like teh Buddhism and Martial Arts stuff, but write about anything and everything. Some folks say you need a niche to be a successful blogger but I don’t believe it. It’s not like either of us is looking to monetize our blog and get rich off of it anyway. IMO that was always a fairy tale.

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    1. I have no idea if the4 poll is working, to be honest. I’m not even sure how to the check the analytics of it. I may have inadvertently included the poll for nothing haha.

      I agree, one should write on two fronts: write about what your love and write about what you know, in that order. Otherwise, your writing will lack the genuineness that readers are looking for when reading one’s material. That being said, sometimes it’s interesting to see what the people who are reading my blog may have to say on my writing. The fact I’ve only received two responses on this posts says about as much as if hundreds had commented. And yes, I don’t think we’d ever find a “success” story of someone who started a personal blog that’s gone on to make an independent living from it. If one is to write in the fashion that we do, it needs to be for reasons outside the financial arena.

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      1. Even the one guy whose niche blog is helping other bloggers do just that, and sells courses and products to that end is constantly panhandling money from his blog because he can’t make expenses. Wish I could remember his name, but I stopped following him ages ago.

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      2. Same here. I’m not a big fan of libel, 😂 so I won’t name him, but I know EXACTLY who you’re talking about. He was actually following my blog for a short period until I asked him why he didn’t get himself a part-time job to cover costs while he blogged. Then he blocked me on everything. Speaks volumes. You’re trying to teach me to “blog” as a living, yet you’;re begging others for money because you can’t make ends meet doing the very thing you propose to teach me? Sketchy, at best.

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